Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Death rate map
There's a Life-Expectancy Gap Between the U.S. and Other High-Income Countries: Here's 3 Reasons Why
Monthly Prescribing Reference - 2/9/2016 8:11:02 PM
RELATED: Best Places for Older People to Live: Which Country Ranks #1? Andrew Fenelon, PhD, of the National Center for Health Statistics, and colleagues used data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality ...
Preventable injury deaths shorten US life expectancy
Channel News Asia - 2/10/2016 2:23:16 AM
... from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database to calculate death rates by age, sex and cause for the U.S. and 12 high-income countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
Gun, drug, vehicle deaths loom large in United States longevity gap
Abruzzo Tv News - 2/10/2016 12:14:25 AM
... the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database and calculated death rates by age, sex, and cause for the United States and 12 high-income countries that had similar levels of development and quality of ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study
News-Times - 2/9/2016 7:28:05 PM
U.S. death rates from these three injury categories exceed those in 12 other developed countries included in the study ... on an analysis of 2012 data from the U.S. government and the World Health Organization. The government study was published Tuesday ...
Guns, car crashes and drugs cut US male life expectancy by a year, research says
Raw Story - 2/9/2016 5:26:24 PM
Researchers with the CDC looked at data from the US national vital statistics system and the World Health Organization mortality database. The US injury deaths were compared to those in 12 other countries, including Germany, Japan and the UK. In 2012 ...
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 AM
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
The Latest: European stocks close down amid world volatility
8 ABC kait8.com - 2/9/2016 6:37:59 PM
Weidmann said "the volatility of the financial markets that we are observing now expresses uncertainties in terms of cyclical risks .... We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world."
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
Although the overall death rate, according to World Health Organization statistics, has hovered around 4 percent in the last three weeks, it has varied widely among the 26 countries, plus Hong Kong, with cases of the disease, known as SARS. When W.H.O ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
The Guardian - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... people were executed in 22 countries in 2013. In 2012, Amnesty International reported at least 682 executions in 21 countries worldwide. At least 1,925 death sentences were recorded ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/8/2013 11:58:56 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:28:32 PM
This convergence was mostly driven by the fact that child-mortality rates declined the fastest among the poorest families. In the countries where the gap increased ... health improvements in the developing world," said Davidson Gwatkin, a senior fellow ...